War on Wimbledon – the much-derided Bribery Act is a resounding success
You know you're on dodgy territory when journalists and lobbying groups start to claim a piece of legislation is badly drafted. Unless you're a trained lawyer - and one with a specialism in the area at that - it's pretty difficult to tell if statute is poorly written. Of course, as can been seen from this week's analysis, this didn't stop a storm of criticism hitting the Bribery Act, which must now surely rank as the most politically-charged piece of legislation to impact on corporates since the Human Rights Act of 1998. In part, the nature of these attacks was due to the content of the Act. Supporting bribery is a hard public position to adopt - which forced opponents of the Act to get into technical arguments regarding supposed deficiencies in drafting.
You know you’re on dodgy territory when journalists and lobbying groups start to claim a piece of legislation is badly drafted. Unless you’re a trained lawyer – and one with a specialism in the area at that – it’s pretty difficult to tell if statute is poorly written.
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